Jun 3, 2011
NanoTech Web - The use of TiO2 nanotubes (NTs) and nanoparticles (NPs) in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) has been widely investigated on an individual basis. Typically, NTs offer a more direct path for electron collection, while NPs provide a larger surface area and higher dye-loading capacity. By combining the merits of NTs and NPs, researchers have demonstrated that it's possible to boost the overall light conversion efficiency of DSSCs by factors of more than 100% when directly compared with bare NT-based devices.
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